Girl Time: Discover. Dream. Do. – Girls and Engineering Family Event


Thanks to everyone who participated in Girl Time: Discover. Dream. Do., our annual event all about girls and engineering! Girl Time 2016 was another fantastic event for girls and their grow-ups to learn about engineering from real women engineers, featuring hands-on activities, demonstrations, and opportunities to talk with women working in engineering and girls studying STEM fields.

In September, The Works Museum brings together women engineers from our Twin Cities partners to show their work and share their career path stories. Women from corporations such as Boston Scientific, Uponor, and American Engineering Testing demonstrated some of their work with hands-on exploration and fun giveaways like a PEX pipe hula hoop from Uponor. Young women studying engineering at the University of St. Thomas, the University of Minnesota, and other local schools shared their projects and programs, and girls from local high schools and middle schools demonstrated their robotics and engineering projects.

New this year was the Brushbots & Toothpaste Workshop with TPT’s SciGirls and the Society of Women Engineers. Parents and children learned together about electrical and chemical engineering, made toothpaste, and a toothbrush-based robot to take home.

Once again for Girl Time, The Works Museum offered it’s own Tech Take-Apart. This hands-on activity encourages kids to dismantle and learn about “the guts” of machines and electronics. With goggles and steady hands, kids disassemble and explore computer towers, stereo equipment, hard drives, and all sorts of other treasures. We are grateful to Dynamic Recycling for donating machines for Tech Take-Apart. Visit our Explore It! page for upcoming Tech Take-Apart dates.

Mark your calendar for Girl Time 2017 – Saturday, September 23

Special thanks to our 2016 Girl Time sponsors:

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Special thanks to Papa John’s Pizza for donating 20% of the proceeds for pizza sold to The Works Museum!

Check our Events page for other exciting family science and engineering events at The Works Museum.

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